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proxy fight

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n proxy fight a measure used by an acquirer to gain control of a takeover target; acquirer tries to persuade other shareholders that the management of the target should be replaced
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Usage

In literature:

We had been fighting by proxy ever since.
"The Rise of Roscoe Paine" by Joseph C. Lincoln
They and you do your fighting by proxy.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
It doesn't seem right somehow to do your fighting by proxy.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
One does not fight duels by proxy.
"The Courtship of Morrice Buckler" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
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In news:

Proxy Fight Brews in Japan.
San Antonio activist investor Sardar Biglari has come out swinging in his proxy fight with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.
Savitr's New Ally in the Western Wind Energy Proxy Fight .
Ramco, Equity Settle Proxy Fight .
Icahn vows proxy fight to revive Microsoft-Yahoo deal.
Qwest Mulls Proxy Fight For MCI, Will Increase Bid.
Yahoo Inc's sweeping out of its chief executive and settling of a proxy fight with an investor open a path for stable growth for the troubled company, analysts said.
AOL Wins Proxy Fight, Easing Pressure on CEO.
Wheeling Pittsburgh Corporation has officially filled the top posts in its steel company, taken over in a proxy fight last month by Illinois-based Esmark.
Navistar replacing 3 board members to head off proxy fight.
Telus says proxy advisory firm ISS backs its stance in fight with Mason Capital.
Cracker Barrel Wins Support in Proxy Fight.
Cracker Barrel Wins Support in Proxy Fight.
Microsoft to Push Proxy Fight for Yahoo.
Navistar Averts Proxy Fight, Names Directors.
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